As Father David Kuetner explained in a homily at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church (Sunday, June 17, 2012), Jesus taught so much in parables because life is itself a parable. A parable is a story about something that we are familiar with (such as a merchant in search of fine pearls) that is meant to point to something else more mysterious (the kingdom of God) (see Matthew 13:45-46). Everything in this life can help us learn about God–a gift that is meant to point us to the Giver. Jesus taught in parables to orient us to that reality.
Life is a Parable
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